Overview of the transaction
On 17-Aug-23, Zip Co announced the sale of Twisto for an undisclosed consideration.
Twisto is a leading provider of Buy Now Pay Later solutions in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
Param is a Turkish fintech offering embedded finance solutions to SMEs and large corporations, which include online/offline payments, open banking, and SME lending. The company offers consumers an all-in-one financial app including free current accounts, cashback and debit cards.
Overview of Twisto
Twisto was founded in 2013 by Michal Smida and has developed a unique BNPL solution, giving customers full control and freedom to pay over short and longer-term instalment terms.
Twisto has processed Buy Now Pay Later transactions for over 1.6 million customers since inception.
The company is a leading regional player in CEE, with the core markets of the Czech Republic and Poland.
Twisto is also a principal member of MasterCard with a primary issuing license and partners with Marqeta to offer card solutions across Europe.
Risilience helps clients across a wide range of sectors, including food, retail, technology, fashion, transport, utilities, and financial services. Risilience’s client list includes high-calibre global players such as Nestlé, Burberry, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Reckitt, easyJet and Tesco, among others. The firm has c.70 full-time employees (of which +15 PhD holders) with offices in the U.K. and U.S.
Royal Park Partner's Role
Royal Park Partners acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Zip Co and Twisto
This transaction highlights Royal Park Partners’ unrivalled experience in the Buy Now Pay Later / Specialty Finance space and history of assisting with the creation of meaningful returns for our Fintech clients and investors.
Twisto Founder &CEO
Big thanks : to the Royal Park Partners team, namely Aman Behzad and Ricardo Falter who have been by Twisto's side for the past 2+ years navigating our fundraising efforts in very unpredictable markets !
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